Chapter 63 – Do You Have a First Love?
Qiao Lian looked at Xia Yehua in surprise, “Aunt Xia?”
She looked around the area and asked, “Do you live in this neighbourhood too?”
Xia Yehua panicked. “Not me, it’s my son! Why did you not return home?”
Qiao Lian smiled. “Ah, I forgot to bring my keys! So-”
“What a foolish child! You will fall sick easily in this state. Quick, get into the car and come to my house to take a hot bath!”
Qiao Lian rubbed her nose and waved her hand in rejection. “It’s ok, achoo!”
Xia Yehua couldn’t help but shake her head. “Hurry up, get on the car with me.”
Right after she offered, Qiao Lian’s phone rang.
She picked up and Caretaker Li’s voice traveled from the other side of the phone, “Ms. Qiao, they called from the villa and said that Old Madam has left.”
Qiao Lian was delighted. “Auntie, my family is back! I’ll return home now.”
Seeing her delight, Xia Yehua nodded. “If anything ever happens, next time remember to give me a call. You really don’t know how to take care of yourself.”
Qiao Lian laughed and replied, “Ok! I’ll return home first. Let’s play together tomorrow.”
After she finished, she quickly ran back to the villa.
After returning to the villa, she looked around and realized that there was no trace of Shen Liangchuan on the first level. She assumed that he was in the master bedroom.
Qiao Lian quickly went up and took a hot bath in the guest room. She only felt much more comfortable after changing into clean and dry clothes.
She was plagued by continuous sneezing, but she paid no attention to it and simply rubbed her nose. She only padded to the master bedroom after drying her hair.
The room door wasn’t closed. She stuck her head in, glanced around the room and found him on the balcony.
He was standing on the balcony with his injured hand on his side. The other hand of his was holding a cigarette, the flame on the butt was glowing and dimming. His profile, together with the smoke in the dark, seemed very lonely.
What was wrong with him?
Qiao Lian carefully walked over and the overwhelming smell of cigarettes rushed into nostrils. She turned to look at the ashtray and realized that it was filled with cigarette butts.
This man… How much had he smoked?
She bit her lips. Deep in her heart, she knew that she should avoid him to protect herself, but her legs were rooted to the ground, they refused to move.
She recalled the scene in the private room earlier today. He saw the wedding photo she had photoshopped and even jokingly said that it was well done. Then, he showed that he was forgiving and doting. It made her feel that he didn’t seem to hate her that much.
She recalled that ever since she had married him, although he looked fierce on the surface, he had helped her on many occasions.
Thus, she should coax him, since he was so upset.
She took a step forward and wanted to speak. However, her glib tongue wasn’t put into use this time.
He was like an ice statue. She felt as if he was miles away and nobody could walk into his heart.
Qiao Lian stood there in a daze, wondering how she could break the silence. At that moment, a gust of cold wind blew across.
The sound she made caused Shen Liangchuan to realize her presence and he turned around.
Qiao Lian hurriedly formed a big smile on her face and blinked while asking, “Mr. Shen, is your hand ok?”
Shen Liangchuan’s expression looked even worser.
He was feeling sad for her, but the bright smile on her face was offending.
In the dark, he suddenly spoke, “Do you have a first love?”